melatonin can help wean older patients off benzodiazepine sleeping pills (Halcion, etc)

Researchers are looking to see if melatonin can help wean older patients off benzodiazepine sleeping pills (Halcion, etc).

It's a common problem for many older patients to have trouble discontinuing these sleeping pills.

Plus there's concern that benzos might increase the risk of car accidents and falls...impair memory...and exacerbate depression.

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